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We're wrapping up the 2022 One Book season with a very special event on June 15, and we hope you can join us for it! For several weeks we've been discussing the One Book… continue reading One Book Finale and Dance Party

By written by Brittanie S.    June 7, 2022   

It is the 20th year of the One Book, One Philadelphia project, and as special as that is on its own, it is made all the more exciting due to the fact that this year’s title, … continue reading Upcoming Events with a Philly-Based One Book!

By written by Nell M.    May 16, 2022   

It's the eve of the 20th season of  One Book, One Philadelphia , and the opening event is tomorrow, Wednesday, April 27 at 7:30 p.m., featuring a conversation… continue reading The One Book, One Philadelphia Kickoff Is Upon Us!

By written by Nell M.    April 26, 2022   

"We are books. We are these vessels of information, stories, inspiration, love." — Mieka Moody, librarian and One Book selection committee member Reflecting on 20 years of the One… continue reading Watch 20 Years of One Book, One Philadelphia

By written by Brittanie S.    April 5, 2022   

"Our goal is to always promote literacy, encourage civic dialog, and amplify community storytelling." – Jim Kenney, Mayor of Philadelphia. This year’s One Book, One… continue reading 2022 One Book, One Philadelphia: Sharing Generational Stories

By written by Mary Marques    March 3, 2022   

On the eve of One Book, One Philadelphia’s 20th anniversary year in 2022, now is a good time to look back at the past two decades of a citywide tradition that has only blossomed… continue reading Happy 20th Birthday, One Book!

By written by Nell M.    December 15, 2021   

Eight weeks of programs diving into The Tradition , Jericho Brown’s collection of poetry and the One Book, One Philadelphia 2021 title , have gone by in the blink of an eye. We read, we… continue reading Re-Creating Our World: Join Us for the One Book, One Philadelphia Finale

By written by Brittanie S.    June 7, 2021   

This year’s One Book, One Philadelphia youth titles are Elizabeth Acevedo’s The Poet X and Hey Black Child by Useni Eugene Perkins—both written in verse. While novels in verse… continue reading One Book, One Philadelphia | Youth in Verse

By written by Nell M.    April 27, 2021   

Is it any wonder that April is National Poetry Month ? What a beautiful time of year to be in Philadelphia—a veritable poetry capital, vibrant in the face of challenges—and with April… continue reading Celebrate Poetry Month Virtually!

By written by Emily S.    April 20, 2021   

Every year, one of the most anticipated parts of the One Book, One Philadelphia program is the opportunity for Philadelphians to meet an incredible author. And though we're doing… continue reading Upcoming Virtual Events with One Book Author Jericho Brown (and More!)

By written by Brittanie S.    March 22, 2021   

If you’re unfamiliar with poetry, or it’s just been a while since you really sat down and read a poem, we can walk through one together! Here’s a look at some of the tools used… continue reading So You’re Reading a Poem…

By written by Nell M.    February 24, 2021    1

The Free Library is thrilled to announce the 19th annual One Book, One Philadelphia selection... The Tradition by Jericho Brown   Each year, a single book is chosen by library staff,… continue reading Announcing the 2021 One Book, One Philadelphia Selection...

By written by Brittanie S.    January 14, 2021    1

Though I’ve lived in so-called Philadelphia for several years, it was only last year that I learned that Lenapehoking is the name of this place so many of us call home. In learning how to… continue reading Indigenous Peoples' Day Philly

By written by Brittanie S.    October 9, 2020   

While we missed out on the last week of One Book, One Philadelphia  programming, we are looking forward to a rescheduled Finale event later this year. Stay tuned for details! In the meantime,… continue reading One Book, One Philadelphia at Home: Reading and Teaching Guides

By written by Brittanie S.    April 3, 2020   

I learned so much at a recent One Book, One Philadelphia   panel about the relationship between food, memory, and economic justice. The conversation centered on what it means to… continue reading One Book, Many Voices Community Dinner at Cobbs Creek Library

By written by Brittanie S.    February 26, 2020   

On February 11 , the Culinary Literacy Center and One Book will bring together panelists who reflect a range of involvement in Philadelphia’s commitment to economic justice, food education… continue reading One Book Food and Community Conversation

By written by Hannah B.    February 5, 2020   

It's almost time for the One Book, One Philadelphia kickoff! On January 22 at 7:30 p.m. at Parkway Central Library we will officially launch our 18th season of One Book, One… continue reading #OneBookWednesday | It's Almost Time for the One Book, One Philadelphia Kickoff!

By written by Hannah B.    January 15, 2020    1

On Wednesday, January 22, Tommy Orange will join us in Philadelphia for the One Book, One Philadelphia Kickoff , which launches eight weeks of more than 130 events exploring the themes in his… continue reading #OneBookWednesday | One Book 2020 Event Highlights

By written by Brittanie S.    January 8, 2020   

"The wound that was made when white people came and took all that they took has never healed. An unattended wound gets infected. Becomes a new kind of wound like the history of what actually… continue reading #OneBookWednesday | Intergenerational Trauma

By written by Hannah B.    December 18, 2019   

Never having been much of a history buff, and possessing a wholly striking inability to memorize dates, my cultivation of Philadelphia history has been mostly through passive absorption. I have… continue reading #OneBookWednesday | Regional Lenape History

By written by Hannah B.    December 11, 2019